Observations in the Genus: Papilio

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Emperor Swallowtail

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Location: Mount Sheba
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Sexual dimorphism

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 4th May 2016
Added: 21st November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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She actually settled!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 21st November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Most frustrating butty to try to photograph - flop about like giant flying hankies never settling. She must have been really thirsty ...

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Bee stung butterfly?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 20th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
Description:

Corpse brought in, told that it had been stung when a swarm of bees passed by?

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Car park surprise.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st October 2016
Added: 21st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Fluttered down weakly, the fluttered off weakly. Newly emerged?

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Traitor

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Devils Peak below Tafelberg Road
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 18th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Traitor

Traitor
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Signal Hill
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 17th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Some tramps will visit anything ...

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What type of butterfly.

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By: dantel
Location: Butterfly
Observed: 12th May 2014
Added: 12th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Citrus Swallowtail

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Location: 18, DS Botha St
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 10th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

This flutterby was sitting on the "stoep" of the municipal building (now they are queuing for SASSA, what next?!)
I was able to entice it on my fingers, unhappily of the right hand, so I had to operate the camera with my left ...

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Flutter by ~~~

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Location: Boesmanskloof Hiking trail
Observed: 9th October 2016
Added: 9th October 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail

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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 2nd October 2016
Added: 7th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Take a break.. in the middle of the road

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A thrill when they actually sit still!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Umlalazi Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th September 2016
Added: 4th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Basking, instead of flitting frustratingly about

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Kleinmond Christmas swallowtail caterpillar (reared)

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 25th November 2015
Added: 1st October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Collected little caterpillar on the lemon tree. Managed to capture it moulting, always nice to see (click on the gif to view full screen).

For this one's full life cycle see http://www.ispotnature.org/node/792983

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Citrus swallowtail - Kanonkop

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Kanonkop Nature Resere, Atlantis, Western Cape, RSA
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 29th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Tried to photograph some of them, but the wind was terrible - only managed to get this one clinging to the ground for dear life!

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Citrus Swallowtail

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 17th September 2016
Added: 17th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Butterflies

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Mission Rocks , South Africa
Observed: 29th July 2016
Added: 12th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail (Alice)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Alice - UFH
Observed: 30th August 2016
Added: 4th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Green banded and Citrus swallowtails on cow dung

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Location: Mt Shannon Forestry Estate
Observed: 27th February 2009
Added: 26th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

These green banded swallowtails and citrus swallowtails presumably substituted their nutrient intake with dung juice, which is rich in nitrogen. Although not photographed, there were also some gaudy commodores around.

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Butterfly and flower

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By: sediqa.khatieb
South African National Biodiversity InstituteWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Variable Diadem

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:3
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Mocker Swallowtail

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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 5th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail

Citrus Swallowtail
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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 5th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Mocker Swallowtail

Mocker Swallowtail
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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 16th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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And lost of Citrus Swallowtails

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 15th May 2016
Added: 16th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Swallowtail3

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Rocktail bay veiw deck
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Swallowtail2

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Rocktail bay veiw deck
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Swallowtail

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By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Rocktail bay veiw deck
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Lemoenskoenlapper

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Location: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Observed: 2nd May 2016
Added: 6th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:0
Description:

Wingspan 100–120 mm

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Kleinmond Christmas swallowtail reared for New Year's day (with surprise gif alert)

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 23rd November 2015
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
Description:

23 Nov 2015:

Collected little caterpillar on the lemon tree.

18 Dec 2015:

Caterpillar attached itself to a leaf and pupated.

1 Jan 2016:

Adult emerged.

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Arise unto the light oh beast of the forest

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Backlit beaut

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